R.I.P.D. Trailer Starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds

R.I.P.D.

One of the more unpredictable action movies hitting theatres this summer is Universal’s R.I.P.D. Based on a Dark Horse comic book, the movie stars Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds as a pair of police officers who are killed in action, only to be recruited into a different type of police department in the afterlife. It’s hard not to be reminded of Men in Black as they hunt down supernatural baddies masquerading as normal human beings, but I’m not sure that Bridges and Reynolds have the chemistry needed to pull it off.

The first trailer has arrived online this week and it is a little underwhelming if you ask me. In particular, Jeff Bridges’ performance seems way over the top and the comedy in general seems pretty weak. Reynolds is still trying to shake off the failure of Green Lantern and I honestly think this could go either way. The movie is directed by Robert Schwentke (Red) and incidentally it will be opening against Red 2 which could very easily destroy its box office chances. R.I.P.D. hits theatres on July 19th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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  • https://soundcloud.com/hernerwerzog Herner Werzog

    Headline prediction: “Ryan Reynolds continues his streak of underperforming high-budget movies, that fail to launch a franchise.”

  • Kasper

    I couldn’t disagree more with you, Sean. I think this looks like a ton of fun! But I can imagine it totally bombing, as the general audience don’t seem to enjoy this type of movie any longer.

  • http://filmbuffbrothers.com FilmBuffDave

    This might as well just be called a rip off of Men in Black. :P

  • Gregg

    This looks like a lot of fun, but fucking Ryan Reynolds.
    He’s shit. He looks like shit, acts like shit– he looks like someone you’d see acting in porn, not this. What a goofy fuck.

  • Niklas

    I just saw Men in Black III.. I’m a little men in blacked out

  • randy

    okay, now we are talking. Reynolds looks good in this. I have been a huge fan since Amityville. I havent seen MIB 3. I guess I missed that one. The DUDE lives. I am predicting this is the sleeper hit of the season. I loved Dead Heat, that movie rocked.

  • BooBoo@

    So, um, this is just Men in Black 4, right?

  • http://jonnyashley.tumblr.com Jonny Ashley

    Men in Black X Hellboy = Men in Hell?
    or Men in Boy

    I don’t mind this trailer too much.

  • Jay

    It should be called R.I.P.J.B.C

    (Rest in peace jeff bridges career) no? Anyone?

    I’ll get me coat…….

  • Henrik

    Jay i lol’ed

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